soon Definition

  • 1in or after a short time
  • 2happening or appearing before long

Using soon: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "soon" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I'll see you soon.

  • Example

    The movie will be released soon.

  • Example

    We'll be home soon.

  • Example

    The sun will set soon.

soon Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for soon

  • shortly
  • before long
  • in a little while

Antonyms for soon

Phrases with soon

  • as quickly as can be done without causing problems


    Please send me the report as soon as possible.

  • used to show that one thing happens immediately after another


    No sooner had I sat down than the phone rang.

  • at some time in the future


    Sooner or later, you'll have to face the consequences of your actions.


Summary: soon in Brief

The word 'soon' [suːn] means 'in or after a short time' or 'happening or appearing before long.' It is often used to indicate that something will happen quickly or in the near future. Examples include 'I'll see you soon' and 'The movie will be released soon.' Common phrases include 'as soon as possible,' 'no sooner ... than,' and 'sooner or later.'

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